–Service: very friendly
–Facilities: very clean
–Strong points: The beer!
I finally managed to find the time to visit Beer No Yokota Pub twice since its opening last Sunday!
It was not easy to do a proper interview as the place gets crowded very quickly as the word has spread in town like a bush fire!
As I said before, it is located in Gofuku-cho behind the City Hall, only 10 minutes walk away from Shizuoka JR Station, making it a very practical place to meet and enjoy true beer!
True beer, you said?
Yep, true beer as the owner, a very easy-going gentleman, Mr. Fumitake Yokota worked for Bryan Baird at the Numazu Fishmarket Taproom for 4 years before looking after the Nakameguro Taproom in Tokyo, is serving no less than 7 beers concocted by Bryan Baird on the tap and 5 more from other breweries. more are bound to come soon as there 15 taps!
Alright you want to know about the beer menu already in place?
Here you are:
-PROMPTON ALE: Y700 (473ml), Y500 (300ml)/original!
-BAIRD BEER: Y800 (473ml), Y550 (300ml)
RISING SUN PALE ALE
RED ROSE AMBER ALE
ANGRY BOY BROWN ALE
MIDNIGHT OIL EXPORT STOUT (+Y50)
SURUGA BAY IMPERIAL STOUT (+Y50)
-YOKOHAMA BEER PILSNER: Y800 (420ml)
-ATSUGI HONEY ALE: Y900 (420ml)
-HATSUISHIKAN BEER WINTER SMOKE: Y900 (420ml)
-EDELWEISS (AUSTRIA): Y900 (420ml)
-WESTON CIDER: Y600 (300ml)
The pub can seat around 40 guests at tables, a counter along the kitchen or counters running along the wall and window.
My favourite spot is definitely at the counter at the window!
Don’t worry, there is still more space for standing guests who pefer wandering between tables and customers!
Don’t steal these!
Note that Yokota san is using a very clever on the tap draught system taking only minimum space thanks to Japanese technology!
Sports buffs will be glad to discover a screen with Sky TV Sports!
Toilets are are both for ladies (seat) and gentlemen (standing). Very clean for such an establishment! Always good to know!
Apart of the beer, cocktails and whisky are available.
As for food, expect pub grub! Spicy fried potatoes, snacks, simple pasta…
Alright, here is the present food menu (bound to change!):
JAPANESE PICKLES: Y 400
COLESLAW: Y 500
STEAMED CHICKEN & VEGETABLES SALAD: Y 500
ROASTED MUSHROOMS: Y 500
SQUID FRITTERS: Y 600
SPICY FRIED CHICKEN WINGS: Y 600 (3 pieces)
JAPANESE-STYLE FRIED CHICKEN LEG MEAT: Y 850
STEWED MINCED CHICKEN & LIVER SAUCE PASTA: Y 900
ROSEMARY POTATOES: Y 500
SIMMERED JAPANESE SMELT/WAKASAGI: Y500
MIXED NUTS: Y 300
MATSUURA SWEET POTATO CHIPS: Y 300
CREAM CHEESE & HONEY DESSERT: Y 600
SALAMI: Y 600
Drinks may be paid COD (cash on delivery) at the counter.
If you take food as well, you will be asked to paid a bill instead of COD.
BEER NO YOKOTA
Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Gofukucho, 2-5-22, Social Kadode Bldg, 2F (above a Chinese restaurant and behind the City Hall-turn left-on your right-hand side)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 17:00~24:00; Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays: 15:00~24:00
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES:
-Shizuoka Bloggers: Think Twice, Mangantayon
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Baird Beer
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery, Shizuoka Guide Diary,